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KPMG and Paul and Katherine Snyder Community gallery

Lincoln Park Block by Block

July 4, 2009 through July 9, 2012

Step onto the gallery-sized floor map of Lincoln Park Block by Block and you'll encounter the history, culture, people, and places that make up this dynamic neighborhood.

For 150 years, Lincoln Park residents and visitors have experienced some of the city’s most historic events—from the opening of Chicago’s first public beach in 1895 to the riots of the late 1960s. People have lived, worked, and played here, and in doing so, they have left their marks on Chicago.

In the gallery, you can take a ride in a swan boat from the park’s South Pond. Marvel at a chair that was buried by its owner in his yard to save it from the Great Fire of 1871. Listen to Studs Terkel tour the neighborhood in a station wagon. See a death mask of John Dillinger, who lived and was killed in Lincoln Park. Contribute your own Lincoln Park stories to the exhibition and pick up an activity card to continue your exploration of the neighborhood beyond the Museum walls.

Chicago History Museum Blog

The Museum's blog features posts from staff who share their in-depth knowledge of the Museum's collection, programs, and exhibitions. Learn more about Lincoln Park Block by Block. Subscribe to the blog and enjoy regular posts that offer expertise and insight from the insiders' view.

> Celebrating Lincoln Park History (11/5/09)

> “Jimmy Hoffa buried here.” (9/23/09)

> History on the fly (8/14/09)

> Lincoln Parkers Sound Off (8/12/09)

> Bucky Fuller Remembers Lincoln Park (7/23/09)


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Preview selected pieces from the exhibition.

> View a slideshow of highlights from Lincoln Park Block by Block

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Lincoln Parkers Story Map

Lincoln Park residents past and present share their views about the neighborhood in this evolving online feature.

> Explore the map and listen to the residents' stories

Lincoln Park Block by Block is generously supported by DePaul University. Additional support is provided by Children’s Memorial Hospital.

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